Student Life Resources
The School of General Studies provides its students with lockers in the beginning of each academic year to store their personal belongings, including overnight.
For questions, please email [email protected].
Lockers are assigned for the academic year at the start of the fall semester, and students must submit an application for consideration. If selected, you will be notified via email. You will be asked to fill out a contract that includes the GS Lerner Locker policies.
Only one locker may be assigned per person.
All occupants must use a lock supplied by the GS Student Life office. These locks are the property of the School of General Studies and may not be removed. Students will be charged for loss, theft, or damage to these locks. The replacement cost for each lock is $20. If you choose to use a personal lock, you will forfeit your locker for the duration of your study at GS.
Upon the end date of the locker contract, if items are left in the locker, they will be emptied and discarded—only abandoned personal electronic items will be brought to the Lost and Found desk in the Public Safety Office in Low Library.
Students who do not clear their lockers before the locker clearance deadline date will lose their locker privileges for the duration of their study time at GS.
Students must reapply for a locker every year.
The School of General Studies is not liable for the loss, theft, or damage of material stored in lockers.
3rd Floor towards the Student Lounge
GS Lerner Hall Policies
- Flammable materials, dangerous chemicals, explosives, or weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited inside the lockers
- Illegal or controlled substances such as drugs or alcohol are strictly prohibited
- Only one locker per student with valid CUID
- Columbia University and/or the School of General Studies will not accept responsibility for damage or loss of contents of any locker
- Upon assignment and during use, the assigned student is responsible to report any damage or needed repairs to [email protected]
- Columbia Public Safety reserves the right to open a locker with or without the consent of the renter in instances where locker conditions are not adhered to or in the case of an emergency situation
- A notice to vacate lockers will be sent out via email; non-compliance will result in the lock being clipped and locker contents disposed of
- The School of General Studies will assess a $20 fee should GS have to clip the lock due to missing lock combination
- Do not replace the GS-issued lock with a personal lock; if this occurs, a student's locker rental privileges will be removed for the duration of their study at GS
Community Principles Statement
This statement was developed by the Community Principles working group composed of undergraduate students and staff from CC, Barnard, SEAS, and GS. The statement was informed by feedback from student leaders across the undergraduate community through a series of leadership summits starting in the spring of 2006.
Columbia University is a community of students, faculty, alumni, staff, and visitors. As members of this community we understand that our actions as individuals impact not only our own lives but also those of our community. Through these principles we can continually engage each other in order to understand our differences and similarities.
We believe that intellectual discourse in all forms is essential to the University; as such it is vital that we give all perspectives a place to be expressed.
GS Undergraduate Students
Only students in good academic and disciplinary standing are eligible to participate in and serve on the board of student organizations and student groups, study away from Columbia, study abroad, and participate in student leadership roles at the School. In addition, each student organization or leadership role may have its own set of policies pertaining to minimum academic requirements for participation in that organization or position.
To be considered in good academic standing, undergraduates must maintain semester and cumulative grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher (including no unofficial withdrawals [UW or AR or unauthorized incompletes]), incur no failing grades, and make satisfactory academic progress. Students with multiple withdrawals who are placed on academic or disciplinary probation, or are required to withdraw for either academic or disciplinary reasons, are not considered to be in good academic standing. In addition, students who experience academic distress during the semester and/or file for incompletes may be asked to step down.
See the Academic Review policy in the GS Academic Bulletin for additional information.
GS Postbac Premed Program Students
Only students in good academic and disciplinary standing are eligible to participate in and serve on the board of student organizations and student groups, and participate in student leadership roles at the School. In addition, each student organization or leadership role may have its own set of policies pertaining to minimum academic requirements for participation in that organization or position.
To be considered in good academic standing, students participating on the Executive Board of the Postbac Premed Student Council (PPSC) must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. Students participating in student leadership roles including as members of PPSC Auxiliary Groups, Orientation Leaders, Mentors, and other roles must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must maintain these GPA requirements including unofficial withdrawals (UW) or unauthorized incompletes, incur no failing grades, and make satisfactory academic progress. Students with multiple withdrawals, who are placed on academic or disciplinary probation, or who are required to withdraw for either academic or disciplinary reasons, are not considered to be in good academic standing.
Requirements of GS Student Leaders
In addition to the above academic and disciplinary requirements, students are expected to uphold the highest standards of respect, integrity, and civility. Further GS requires that student leaders meet regularly and maintain open communications with their student group advisor or student leadership position supervisor, and meet all training requirements associated with each leadership role (e.g., Club ReFuel, position training, leadership retreats, mid-semester and mid-year support sessions, and any additional requirements communicated by GS or the University). In addition, students who experience academic distress during the semester and/or file for incompletes may be asked to step down from leadership positions.
The GS Student Life Office provides the opportunity for GS students to request subsidized tickets to events throughout the school year, sponsored by both recognized student groups and GS Student Life, in order to support those with financial need.
Applicants seeking a subsidized ticket may either be current full-time or part-time GS students. All requests will be reviewed by GS Student Life staff members.
Please note, you should only submit one ticket request (multiple requests will not be accepted, nor will requests be accepted if you have already purchased a full-priced ticket). Requests should be submitted for events that have explicitly publicized subsidized ticket availability.